I’m pretty sad that summertime is coming to an end, mainly because I’m going to miss the unlimited hours of sunshine and weekends spent at the lake. However, we still have a few months left of perfect trail running and hiking weather — and you can bet that I’ll be taking advantage of all the leaves that will be starting to change!
To be honest, this recipe was kind of a random experiment. That actually happens quite a bit in our kitchen — I throw some things together hoping that they will taste good and more often than not, it’s a success!
I wanted something tangy and not too sweet for our weekend hike, all while keeping it portable AND nutrient dense. I don’t like to eat full meals when we’re out playing (unlike Ian who scarfs down 2 turkey sandwiches as a “snack”) and prefer to graze — enter Key Lime Energy Balls!
They are super easy to make and extremely customizable. Don’t like walnut? Cool, add almonds. I’ve made these quite a few times this summer and they are incredibly hard to screw up.
I munched on a few during our morning hike in Boulder yesterday, and boomshakalaka they were DELISH.
And so were the views.
- 1/2 cup dates (packed)
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
- Juice from half of a lime
- Zest from half of a lime
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until combined.
- Roll into small balls
- Store in fridge or freezer for up to 2 weeks